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Mercy Ships Founder and President, Don Stephens, shares in his daily podcast how you can make a lasting difference in a world of need by following the model of Jesus. Including stories collected from all over the world, and especially from those who volunteer with Mercy Ships, Don explains how we don’t have to look far for ways to show mercy.

Jul 31, 2014


Catalina Escobar is a successful businesswoman in Cartagena, Colombia.  She also volunteered at a large city hospital.  One day she saw a 12-day-old baby die in her arms because his teenage mother didn’t have $30 to pay for treatment.

Jul 30, 2014


Ravette is an 11-year-old orthopedic patient.  She suffered from a deformity that caused her knees to bend backward.  It was difficult for her to walk or sit, and she couldn’t go to school.

Jul 29, 2014


Mercy Ships crew members volunteer onboard the Africa Mercy because they want to help make a difference in people’s lives.  Sometimes, it’s not easy to go back to normal life after experiencing the joy of mercy-giving.

Jul 28, 2014


Dean Gray teaches in the Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District in California.  He introduced a new project for the 2013 graduating class called “Giving Charity to Charities.”

Jul 25, 2014


Three years after her husband’s death, Madeleine’s vision began to blur.  The cataracts grew mercilessly, until the faces of her grandchildren were only fuzzy clouds of color.